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This report includes key information on the FACES 2019 study design and the tables in this report describe the children enrolled in Head Start programs in fall 2019 and their family backgrounds and home environments.

Explore this OPRE funded research brief that uses nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2019) to understand the prevalence of material hardships, financial strain, and social supports among parents with children in Head Start.

This research brief describes the gains children made across a year of Head Start for children returning for their second year of Head Start (second-year children) and children entering their first year (first-year children), using nationally representative data from the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014).

In 1997, the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) was launched to provide descriptive, nationally representative information on the characteristics, experiences, and development of Head Start children and families, and the characteristics of the Head Start programs and staff who serve them. Until 2015, FACES only included children, families, and programs in Head Start Regions I-X...

This research brief describes the professional development (PD) experiences of Head Start staff (program directors, center directors, teachers, and other staff), using nationally representative data from the spring 2017 round of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014). First we describe the landscape of PD for a variety of staff in Head Start. Next, we describe two specific types of PD that support classroom quality improvements: (1) coaching and (2) assessment and curriculum support. We also examine whether selected PD supports vary by program agency type, program size, teacher experience, and teacher education.

This report includes key information on the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey 2014-2018 (FACES 2014) study design; in addition, a set of data tables presents descriptive statistics for the characteristics of programs, centers, classrooms, and teachers serving Head Start children and families in spring 2017. Data are drawn from the spring 2017 round of FACES 2014.

This research brief focuses on children’s developmental progress from Head Start entry to the spring of kindergarten and follows up about their experiences during their kindergarten year...

This research report focuses on describing aspects of Head Start children’s family and classroom environments that may support children’s kindergarten achievement...

This research report provides a portrait of Head Start programs, including characteristics of programs and management staff, supports provided to staff at all levels, and program services...

This technical report and accompanying brief examine data from three successive cohorts of the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (2006, 2009, and 2014) for trends in observed classroom quality and some teacher characteristics. We also examine whether changes in some teacher characteristics (such as education and professional development activities) are associated with changes in classroom quality...